International Trade

  • March 28, 2008

    ITC Allows Tessera Patent Case To Proceed

    A decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission will allow a patent infringement case filed by Tessera Technologies Inc. against electronics giants Motorola Inc., Qualcomm Inc. and others to proceed, Tessera disclosed Thursday.

  • March 25, 2008

    ITC Sides With DuPont Over Sodium Metal Imports

    In a boost to E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., the U.S. International Trade Commission has preliminarily agreed with the industrial goods company's allegation that it is being materially injured by cheaper imports of the product from France.

  • March 24, 2008

    InterDigital In Talks With Nokia Over 3G Patents

    InterDigital Inc. disclosed Monday that it is in settlement talks with Nokia Corp. to resolve all patent disputes between the two companies, including a complaint filed with the International Trade Commission related to third-generation cell phone technology.

  • March 24, 2008

    Cellect Tries To Take Bite Out Of Crocs With Suit

    Crocs have garnered an ardent fan base and a number of equally fervent detractors since they debuted in 2002. Critics of the colorful plastic shoes added a new member to their ranks last week, when foam-manufacturer Cellect LLC sued Crocs Inc. for patent infringement.

  • March 20, 2008

    Injunction Against Qualcomm Chips Survives Appeal

    An appellate judge refused Tuesday to block a lower court's permanent injunction barring Qualcomm Inc. from importing and selling chips and devices that allegedly infringe three Broadcom Corp. patents.

  • March 20, 2008

    ITC Probes Sony In LED Patent Case

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has opened an investigation into whether more than 30 major electronics companies, including Sony Corp., infringed a Columbia University professor’s technology covering short-wavelength light-emitting diodes and laser diodes.

  • March 19, 2008

    Indian Court Nixes Roche's Bid To Bar Generic Tarceva

    Cipla received a boost on Wednesday when the High Court of Delhi reportedly refused to intercept the Indian generics maker's efforts to manufacture and market F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.'s cancer drug Tarceva without a compulsory license.

  • March 19, 2008

    ITC Must Consider Amgen, Roche Dispute Over Mircera

    A federal appeals court has affirmed a ruling allowing Roche Holding AG to import its anemia drug Mircera into the U.S. as long as the company doesn't sell it. But the court disagrees with the International Trade Commission's position that the ITC doesn't have jurisdiction over the case.

  • March 13, 2008

    Compulsory License Battle Moves To Indian Court

    Heating up the controversy over compulsory licensing, the High Court of Delhi reportedly is set to consider whether Indian generics manufacturer Natco Pharma should be allowed to override patents on cancer drugs made by Pfizer Inc. and F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.

  • March 10, 2008

    CSPC, Vietnam Agree To Closer Scrutiny Of Imports

    Seeking to rehabilitate its tarnished image, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has reached an agreement with the Vietnamese government to tighten oversight of items imported from Vietnam to the United States.

  • March 10, 2008

    Thailand Does About-Face On Cancer Drug Patents

    In a turnaround from recent promises to reconsider its aggressive stance on compulsory licenses, Thailand's new government has decided to override international patents on three cancer drugs under pressure from health activists and doctors.

  • March 10, 2008

    EU To Probe U.S. Ban On Internet Gambling

    The European Union has launched an investigation into U.S. online gambling laws, which European betting companies have complained are being selectively and unfairly enforced against them.

  • March 7, 2008

    Printing Press Infringement Claims Snag ITC's Interest

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has instituted an investigation into PressTek Inc.'s allegations that Israeli printing plate manufacturer VIM Technologies Ltd., its partner Hanita Coatings RCA Ltd. and four North American distributors are infringing patents for printing press technology.

  • March 6, 2008

    ITC To Look At Syngenta's Alleged Infringement

    The U.S. International Trade Commission announced last week that it will investigate whether Syngenta AG and its subsidiaries are infringing Sumimoto's patent on a chemical used in pesticides, responding to a request by Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. and its subsidiary Valent USA Corp.

  • March 5, 2008

    India Implicates Nine Firms In Cement Cartel

    Ahead of an expected strengthening of India's antitrust guidelines, the country's competition watchdog is already flexing its muscles, finding nine cement manufacturers guilty of operating a price-fixing cartel in 2000 and 2001.

  • March 4, 2008

    U.S., EU Appeal To WTO On Chinese News Rules

    The U.S. and EU have filed for dispute settlement consultation with the World Trade Organization against China over regulations that restrict financial news sources in China.

  • March 3, 2008

    GE Claims Mitsubishi Infringes Turbine Patents

    General Electric has filed a complaint with the U.S International Trade Commission alleging that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and two of its subsidiaries have infringed on GE's patents for wind turbine technology.

  • March 3, 2008

    More Tessera Patent Claims Rejected In Re-Exam

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected claims for the fourth of five chip-packaging patents asserted by Tessera Inc. against an array of microchip firms.

  • March 3, 2008

    U.K. Court Hands Nokia A Win In Qualcomm Case

    Dealing Nokia Corp. its second international patent victory in recent months, a British court has ruled that rival Qualcomm Inc.'s claims of patent infringement against the Finnish mobile phone maker were invalid.

  • March 3, 2008

    ITC To Investigate Chinese Graphite Electrode Imports

    Finding that U.S. industry may be harmed by alleged dumping activities, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously on Saturday to continue investigating China's imports of small-diameter graphite electrodes.